Miniature inlaid Southern blanket chest, walnut with yellow pine and possible poplar secondary; rectangular molded hinged top over a dovetailed case with inlaid diamond escutcheon; band of crossbanded inlay with diagonal stringing on front and sides, over a scalloped skirt and bracket feet. Original iron hinges. Possible museum deaccession number "114" to underside. 10" H x 17" W x 10" D. Provenance: Private Nashville collection, ex-Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr. CONDITION: Lacking key. A few small scattered white spots to front, sides and top. Some scratching to top. Area of loss and possibly replaced string/crossband inlay to left front of case, and 3/4" area of replaced crossband inlay to left side, near front. 3/4" area missing inlay to both left and right sides at rear edge. Minor wear to feet. Small area of wear/chew to left front corner of top. Couple of missing screws.
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